Westminster College

Assistant Professor of Spanish


Fulton, MO


Full Time

Position Announcement




Join Westminster College’s faculty in a learning environment where teaching and attention to student growth are the primary focus. Students can choose from more than 30 majors or a self-designed major to pursue a bachelor's degree. This liberal arts institution is located in the small town of Fulton, Missouri, recently noted as one of the “15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2019” by Smithsonian Magazine.  Budget Travel Magazine designated Fulton one of the top 10 Coolest Small Towns in America.  In recent years the rate of admittance to graduate school or job placement of our students was 97%, with our graduate earnings ranking in the top 15% nationwide.

The Department of Foreign Languages at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor of Spanish, tenure-track position, starting in Fall 2021. Applicants from any field of Iberian or Latin American literature, culture or linguistics are welcome to apply. The ideal candidate is a generalist with a passion for teaching and a serious commitment to Liberal Arts undergraduate education.  The teaching load is 4-4 with an expectation of service and scholarly research.

The selected candidate will offer introductory language courses,  humanities courses, and a freshman seminar, all included in the general education curriculum. The position also serves the Spanish program through a wide range of intermediate and advanced courses including grammar and composition, conversation, literature, civilization, translation, special topics in Hispanic culture and literature, and commercial Spanish. Departmental service includes student recruitment, assessment, and academic advising



Candidates applying for this position must hold a Ph.D. in Spanish by the time of appointment and have demonstrated college teaching experience. Native or near-native fluency in both Spanish and English is required. Proven knowledge of innovative foreign languages teaching methodologies, online course design, and experience in study abroad  are a plus.  



Applicants should submit:

1) A Curriculum Vitae.
2) A letter of interest demonstrating a commitment to academic excellence in a diverse liberal arts environment with a mission of leadership and excellence. 
3) A detailed statement of teaching philosophy, including the specific areas of teaching interest and a brief explanation of the theoretical and/or methodological approaches used in teaching foreign languages. 
4) Two complete sets of recent course evaluations for elementary Spanish and one set of course evaluations of an intermediate or advanced Spanish, all combined in one PDF document.



From external websites go to this link: https://westminster-college.apscareerportal.com/jobs/1169909/apps/new 

From the Westminster College website:  Please upload your CV/resume under the ‘resume/qualifications’ option to the right.  Select the ‘add cover letter’ option to upload 2-4 above as one document.   

This application is not compete without three confidential letters of recommendation that can be directly sent to the Search Committee Chair (preferably via interfolio) to Dr. Enrique Salas Durazo:


All materials must be received by December 15, 2020, but late applications may be considered until the position is filled. Semi-finalists may be asked for additional documentation and preliminary interviews will be held by ZOOM videoconference. Finalists will be invited for a campus visit. Receipt of materials will be acknowledged by email.


Westminster College encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment.  The College does not discriminate in access to, treatment of, or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, disability, or genetic information.  Inquiries about compliance with this prohibition should be directed to: 

Associate VP & Chief HR Officer/Title IX Coordinator

501 Westminster Ave, Westminster Hall 146

Fulton, MO  65251




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